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Joni Mitchell is not in a coma, and expected to make 'a full recovery'

Reports last night said the singer was “unresponsive” after being hospitalised in March.

A FRIEND OF legendary folk musician Joni Mitchell says she is not in a coma, contrary to media reports last night.

The 71-year-old was rushed to hospital in March after being found unconscious at her Los Angeles home.

People Joni Mitchell Hospitalized Source: AP/Press Association Images

At the time, it was reported that she was in intensive care, but nevertheless “in good spirits”.

Last night, TMZ reported that Mitchell was “in a coma” and “unresponsive”, leading to a huge outpouring of support for the singer on Twitter.

However an update approved by Mitchell’s friend Leslie Morris and posted on the singer’s official website reads:

Contrary to rumours circulating on the internet today, Joni is not in a coma. Joni is still in hospital – but she comprehends, she’s alert, and she has her full senses. A full recovery is expected.

Morris confirmed that the document “obtained by a certain media outlet” gives her the authority to make care decisions for Joni once she leaves the hospital.

PA-8646755 Joni in 1972 Source: AP/Press Association Images

“As we all know, Joni is a strong-willed woman and is nowhere near giving up her fight. Please continue to keep Joni in your thoughts.”

Morris asked Mitchell’s fans to post messages of support on the website WeLoveYouJoni.com.

Previously: Fans await news as Joni Mitchell reported to be “in a coma”>

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